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PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND 


EIGHTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS 

IN 

IRELAND: 

WITH 

APPENDICES 

FOE THE YEAE ENDING 31st MAR CH, 1918- 



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1918. 


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REPORT AND APPENDICES. 


TABLE OP CONTENTS. 


Ancient Monuments (see National and Ancient Monuments) 
Arterial Drainage ..... 

Dublin Reconstruction ..... 
Employment Exchange ..... 
Government Offices, new ..... 
Harbours 

Ardglass ...... 

Donaghadee ..... 

Dunmore East ..... 

Poynes ..... 

Howth ...... 

Kingstown ...... 

Royal Harbours ..... 

Irish Convention ...... 

Loans ....... 

Advances, Repayments and Arrears 

Glebe Houses ..... 


Harbour 

Housing of the Working Classes 

Interest, Rates of 

Irish Church Fund 

Land Improvement 

Land Law Act, 1881 

Public Health 


Secured on Rates— Supply of Seeds and Manures 
Suspension of Loans 
Marine Works (Ireland) Act, 1902 
Munitions Office — Clerks lent to . 

National and Ancient Monuments 

General List of Structures dealt with during the year 
Navigations — 

Maigue . . 

Shannon 

National School Grants 
Non-Voted Services, details of 
Phoenix Park 


Public Works and Buildings 
Civil Departments . 

Naval and Military 
Postal and Telegraph 
State and Offioial Residences 
Railways — 

Letterkennv Railway 
Letterkenny and Burtonport 
Sea Fisheries (Ireland) Act, 1883 
Shannon Drainage 

Sligo and Belmullet Steamer Service 

St. Stephen’s Green 

Tramore Protection Works 

Voted Services, Details of 

War : in relation to Loans, Works, Staff, &c. 


PAG* 

6, 17 
13 


10 

10 


11 , 12 , 


11, 16 
12, 14 
11; 16-17 
12 

11, 15, 16 
11, 15 
14, 15, 16-17 
11 


6-8 

14 

12 

13 
8 

14 
13 
13 
13 
13 


4 

5, 12 

4 

6, 17 
17 


12 

12 


5 

12 

4 


10 

10 

12 

10 


6 

6 

5 

12 

6 
4 

12 

10-12 

4 


APPENDICES. 


(G 


A. — Details of Voted Services ..... 

B. — Details of Non-Voted Services .... 

C. — Details of Loan Services .... 

D. — Kingstown, Dunmore, Howth, Donaghadee, and Ardglass Harbours ! 

E. — National and Ancient Monuments 

F. — Abstract of Loans made by the Commissioners of Public Works,' showing 

the advances and repayments in the year ; total advances and repay- 
ments to the 31st March, 1918 ; amounts remitted and balances out- 
standing ...... 

G. — Abstract of Accounts for the year ending 31st March, 1918 ! 

Public Loans Advances.-An Account showing the Receipts and 
Expenditure of the Commissioners of Public Works, in the vear 
ending 31st March, 1918 . . J 

5.) ArteriaJ Drainage, 26 Ss 27 Vic., c. 88, ffcc.-Atatract of iW Awards' 
and Repayments thereon for the year ending 31st March, 1918 * 

H. — Statement of Purposes, &c., for which Loans are advanced* 

I— Tramways and Public Companies (Ireland) Act, 1883, 46 & 47 Viet' 
c. 43, General Statistical Return showing Incidence of Taxation &c ’ 
&o., on the several Areas charged under Guarantees 

J.— Railways (Ireland) Act, 1896-(o) Lines Constructed under the Act .' 
” » » ( b ) Sligo and Belmullet Steamer Service 


10 , 11 , 12 
12 
13, 14 
14-17 
17 


18-21 

22-23 


23 

24-27 
28, 29 


30-33 

34 

34 


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PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND. 


EIGHTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS IN IRELAND 

FOR THE YEAR 1917-18. 

TO THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF HIS MAJESTY’S TREASURY. 
May it please your Lordships, 

We beg to submit our Eighty-sixth Annual Report. 

The report deals with the business of the year under the following heads : — 

(1.) Public Works and Buildings, including National and Ancient Monuments. 
(2.) Railways and Tramways. 

(3.) Loans. 


The body of the Report contains statements and observations on matters under 
each of the three divisions which appear to deserve special notice. Details as to 
the various services are given in the Appendices. 


(1.)— PUBLIC WORKS AND BUILDINGS. 

Details of the provision made by Parliament for the year 1917-1918 for Public 
Works and Buildings (Ireland) wall be found at pp. 43-49 of the Civil Service Estimates 
for that year under the following principal heads : — 

Naval .(Coast Guard Buildings) and Military (Royal Hospital and Royal 
Hibernian Military School) : State and Official Residences ; Civil Depart- 
ments ; Legal Departments; Dublin Metropolitan Police; Royal Irish 
Constabulary ; Dundrum Criminal Lunatio Asylum ; Public Education ; 
Revenue Departments. 

Royal Parks and Gardens : — 

Phoenix Park ; St. Stephen’s Green ; the Curragh of Kildare. 

Royal Harbours : — 

Kingstown ; Howth ; Donaghadee ; Dunmore ; Ardglass. 

Ancient Monuments under the Ancient Monuments Protection Acts, 1882 and 
1892 (45 & 46 Vic., c. 73, and 55 & 56 Vic., c. 46). 

In addition to works, &c., for which provision is made by Vote of Parliament, 
Part (I.) of this Report deals with expenditure up to date under the Sea Fisheries 
(Ireland) Act, 1883 (46 & 47 Vic., c. 26k and the Marine Works (Ireland! Act. 1902 
(2 Edw. VII., c. 24). 


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EIGHTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 


[1917-1918 


Wo received, with regret, the resignation in September last of Mr. Henry Williams, 
M.V.O., I.S.O.. who relinquished the post of Secretary to the Board after nearly 
fifty years of valued service. His place has been filled by the appointment of Mr. 
James Joseph Healy. 

Before the effect of the war on our business had made itself fully felt, one of our 
members (Mr. Hanson) was detached for service in the War Office (Contracts Branch) 
since transferred to the Ministry of Munitions. Ten members of our clerical staff 
are serving m the War Office or Ministry of Munitions. One member of the clerical 
staff has been lent to the National Service Department and three of the clerical 
staff and four of the professional staff to the Department of Agriculture and Technical 
Instruction. 


Of the Secretarial and Accountant’s Staff eight (four of whom have obtained 
commissions) are serving either in the Territorial Forces or in the New Army and one 
Lieutenant Atkinson, was killed in action on the 22nd of November We regret the 
loss of a capable and promising member of the staff of the Department, Three T, fl .n ^l 
Loans Inspectors and one Assistant Surveyor, Mr. F. B. Craig, have accepted C!om- 
missions. The last-named has been severely wounded and has suffered the amputation 
of his right leg Owing to the aispension of Land Loans, the posts of Examiner of 
Plans and Chief Inspector and eight vacancies in the staff of Inspectors have not 
been filled up Four Inspectors are employed in relief of, or substitution for, Assistant 
Surveyors of the Architectural Staff, on which two vacancies have not been filled up 
naTO.rduty Sbery Ho mes ’ B ' N -’ Harbour Master, Kingstown, has been recalled to 

“ the *“ y “ “ d ™ b “ **“» 

The war has increasingly affected every branch of our business by necessitating 

n^‘wnrt eC tf my ?^® n ** OT ® and b X rising the cost of supplies. As regard! 

new works, the provision m the Estimates 1917-18 was limited to a few works of 

fim™ U e^ eOI 7l 1 i :7 ’ “fi? ex P e ” ditee ™ maintenance has been kept to the lowest 
figure compatible with due care for the property in our charge. 


f'HOBNIX PABK. 

The tillage operations on the lands attached to the Viceregal Lodge and to the 
fw C A ef Seer f eter 7 nilder Secretary referred to in the report 

provrf a ^an“c^? ng Unf ~ Me Weatber “ d adverse conditions, 


-a *• “ 

EPS'S 

p-ii - a. 811 


St. Stephen’s Gkeen. 

insl° Sto^en’^Gree^ffi'OTdA^tooOT^T^ ° f aCre each Were otdtiva te d 

gardens or otherwise might see how the he 0° ^ areas lan| l available as 
interest was taken in to? ^LrdeubJ onLr * T °?? d b f “ ad ® of them. Great 
which they were started was fully Stained 1 . by ^ pUb 1C ’ ™ d tbe obiect 4or 


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1917-1918] COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS IN IRELAND 

Dublin Reconstruction. 

In accordance with the arrangement sanctioned hy your Lordships on the 7th 
December, 1916, we undertook the duty of reporting to the Irish Government on 
the applications for instalments of the ex gratia grants awarded for the rebuilding of 
premises damaged or destroyed during the disturbances of that year. These 
applications are made on the certificate of the owner’s architect as the works progress. 
Up to the 31st March last applications were referred to us in eighty-eight cases on 
which various sums amounting in all to £127,376 were found to be due and payable 
and reports were issued accordingly. 

Sea Fisheries (Ireland) Act, 1883. 

46 & 47 Vic., c. 26. 

Position of the Sea Fisheries Fund. 

Of the £250,000 provided by the Sea Fisheries Act from the Irish Church Fund 
for the erection and improvement of Fishery Piers and Harbours the Balance re- 
maining unspent cn the 31st March, 1918, was £1,097 5s. 3d. 

There were no transactions during the year. 

Marine Works Act, 1902. 

2nd Ed. VII., c. 24. 

Of the sum of £100,000 allocated for works under the Marine Works Act, an 
expenditure of £53,611 had been authorised up to the close of the financial year. 
No new works were undertaken during the year. The works already constructed 
have been efficiently maintained. 


National School Building Grants. 

The following table shows the amounts voted for and expended on grants in each 
of the last twenty years : — 


Year 

Provision j 

Expenditure 

Year 

Provision 

Expenditure 


£ 

£ 

j 

£ 


189S-9 

33,500 

27,132 

Brought forward 

301,000 

235,916 

1899-1900 

40,000 

32,109 

190S-9 . ; 

40,000 

26,829 

1900-1901 

40,000 

38,554 

1909-10 . | 

65,000 

54,303 

1901-2 

35,000 

26,906 

1910-11 

65,000 

67,97] 

1902-3 

35,000 

33,280 

1911-12 . ! 

65,000 

37,583 

1903-4 

35.000 

13,142 

1912-13 . ; 

65,000 

36,157 

1904-5 

12,600 

is.'jss 

1913-14 

65,000 

51,167 

1905-6 

20,000 

28,007 

1914-15 

65,000 

58,830 

1906-7 

20,000 

13,457 

1915-16 . ; 

65,000 

45,895 

1907-8 

40,000 

4,544 

1916-17 . i 

18,000 

9,200 




1917-18 . ! 

11,000 

7,170 

Carried forward 

301,000 

235,916 

Totals . j 

805,000 

630,911 


The temporary postponement of building grants owing to the financial position 
arising out of the war still continues. The erection of new schools is only being 
undertaken in very special cases. Twelve new schools were completed under contract 
during the period under report. Six new schools, representing an expenditure of 
£4,752. of which £333 was locally contributed, were under construction at the end of 
the financial year. 

In seventeen cases where the building of the new schools had been postponed, 
grants were given to enable repairs to be carried out to render the existing school 
building serviceable during the period of suspension of grants for the new buildings 
to replace them. 

Your Lordships have also authorised within a limit of £2,000 the issue of grants 
for small educational fittings and furniture in schools ; for such works as improved 
ventilation, lighting, heating, or sanitary arrangements urgently required in the 
interests of the health of the children ; and for works urgently necessary for the 
preservation of the structure of an existing school 


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EIGHT Y-SrXTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
Ancient and National Monuments. 


[1917-1918 


(Irish Church Act, 1869 ; Ancient Monuments Protection Acts, 1882 and 1892 • 
Irish Land Act, 1903.) 

Works of repair and maintenance have been carried out at a number of 
Ancient and National Monuments. (See Appendix E.). 

(2) RAILWAYS. 

Letterkenny and Btjrtonport Railway. 

. ? n 1 1 0 1 „ t i l AprU ’ 191 . 7 ’ ™ d< ? tlle P OTVera given by Section 7 of the Railways (Ireland) 
S 18 ®6; we appointed Mr. Joseph Tatlow, Director (formerly Manager of the 
Midland Great Western Bailway, Ireland, to inspect and report upon the Condition of 
tiie Rurtonport Railway and its working, maintenance and development, and having 
received Ins report, that the undertaking was not efficiently worked, maintained and 
developed we reported accordingly to the Lord Lieutenant, and after a public hearing 
by the Judicial Committee of the Privy- Council, His Lxcelleney in Coined made an 
Order appomtmg Mr. Henry Hunt, the General Manager of the Londonderrv and 
Lough Swilly Railway Co., which had admitted the accuracy of the charges made in 
Mr Tatlow s and the Commissioners reports, to be manager of the Burtonport 
Baihvay, subject to the supervision of Mr. Tatlow, and directed that the sum of £10,000 
to be provided by the Company, should be applied to the restoration of the Line. 

In spite of the difficulty due to the war of obtaining labour and materials considerable 
progress has been ma.de with the restoration of the Railway, and a great improvement 
has been made m the efficiency of its working. mpiuven.ent 

Letterkenny Railway. 

RifcVro'Tn. dated 7th June, 1888, with the Londonderry and Lough Swillv 
Railway Co. for the working of the Letterkenny Railway, of which we are mortgagees 
in possession, expired on the 1st July, 1917 Durum the nwnHiw ? S 
agreement it was found that the working C‘ompa,iy°had not carried out oertZ' 
statutory obligations as regards bridges and level crossings on its own line and we 
mib ad p lSed that . on gr°™ds of public policy we should not enter into an agreement 
with a Company in such default unless it undertook either to make »ood th? default 
or to apply to Parliament for relief. This undertaking having been IvemavvorW 
agreement was entered into for a short term, three years, so that the q 2ion mavbf 
open to review when, under more settled financial conditions, a better forecSfean 
be made as to the future of the railways in North-West Donegal 

l ^ e "' ork of strengthening the girder bridges on this Line referred to in our 

bridge is worked under conditions laid down by the Board of Trade 
Sligo and Belmullet Steamer Service. 

“ mder a - s ? bsid y 

period of one year as from 5 191 7 last Ee P° rt 'mewed f < ^ a further 
3) LOANS. 

Advances, Retayments, and Arrears. 

(with certain loans made under special Acts S^81^i.^i > «jm“" Bh * 1918 


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1917-1918] COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS IN IRELAN D 


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The classified abstract m Appends (F ), pages 18 to 21 , shows the portions of 
this amount which have been (1) repaid, (2) remitted, (3) written ofl from Local 
Loans Fund, or (4) which remain outstanding. The figures showing repayment 
remission, &c., of the total sum advanced are as follows : ™ ™ ’ 


Total Repayments 

Total Remissions ... 

Written off the assets of the Local Loans Fund, hut still legally out- 
standing against borrowers, less £528 recovered 
Portion of Church Fund Loans regarded as irrecoverable ! 
Outstanding Balances ... 


£ 

34,240,933 

8,160,317 

188,735 

7,680 

9,096,206 

£51,693,871 


, of “"‘standing balances is represented in the books of the Office 

on 3 LfJds 0P n n ss° m l A l la ^ e SU1 ? 18 i e P a y able h y viz. : -Loans secured 

on Lands, Class III (excluding Land Improvement Preliminary Expenses) 
Miscellaneous Loans, Class IV., and certain other Loans included in Classes*!. and 
instalments b ™ ™ e l0anS generaUy are 00ur8e of repayment by half-yearly 

£148!l97“n9\6-r917 t0 b ° rr ° WerS in the year 1917-1918 was £172,370, as against 


Se^iee^— tal am ° Unt ° f £172 ’ 370 issued, £169,023 was advanced on the following 


Public Health 

Lunatic Asylum Buildings . 

Housing of the Working Classes 
Land Improvement (10 Vic., o. 32) 
Acquisition of Small Dwellings 
Supply of Seed Potatoes, Manure, &c. 
Dublin Reconstruction 


£ 

2,634 

2,000 

55,368 

155 

1,561 

•97,305 

10,000 


£169,023 


The receipts in the year were £400,685 in repayment of principal, and £329 326 in 
respect of interest, making together £730,011. Of this sum £713,563 was paid over 
by the Board to the National Debt Commissioners in discharge of principal and 
interest on foot of loans made out of the Local Loans Fund, and £10,526 to the Irish 
Land Commission m respect of loans advanced out of the Irish Church Fund The 
sum of £152 recovered in respect of loans written oS was paid over to His 
Majesty s Exchequer during the year. 


The following table shows the payments towards discharge of Loans, and the 
arrears of principal and interest for the last four years : — 


Year 

Payments 

Arrears 

Total Principal 
outstanding 
(excluding 
Amounts 
written off, or 
regarded as 
irrecoverable) 

Principal 

Interest 

Total ! 

1914- 1915 

1915- 1916 

1916- 1917 

1917- 1918 

i £ 

j 767,462 

j 768,116 

761,251 
1 730,011 

£ 

146,728 

138,881 

136,183 

145,568 

£ 

19,878 
15,924 
1 12,067 

12,121 

£ 

166,601 

154,805 

148,250 

157,689 

£ 

9,606,169 

9,594,544 

9,324,676 

9,096,206 


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8 EIGHTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE [1917-1918 

The following Abstract shows the arrears on the various loan services in each 
of the past two years : — 


To 31st March, 1917 To 31st March, 191S Amountout- 

. standing 


' | on 31st 

Principal! Interest Total Principal! Interest Total March, 19 IS 



£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ i 

- - ■ - - 

Public Health Loans . 

53S 


808 

1,099 

514 

1,613 

1,598,767 

Housing Loans .... 

93 

53 

146 

318 

418 ; 

736 ! 

1,287.432 

Railwavs ..... 

98,925 

205 

99,130 

9S.252 

177 j 

98,429 

178,584 

Other Public Works Loans 

13,971 ; 


15,797 

24,522 

1,897 ! 

26,419 ■ 


Land Loans payable by Owners . 

13,173 

5,318 

18,491 

12,785 

4,883 ! 

17,668 s 


Loans under Land Law Act, 1881, , 
payable by Occupiers 

4,928 

969 

5,897 

3,994 

836 ; 

4,830 

385,310 

Arterial Drainage Charges, payable 
by Owners 

Arterial Drainage Charges, payable 
by Occupiers 

4,208 

2,790 

6,998 

4,224 

2,749 | 

6,973 

113,831 

347 

636 

9S3 

375 | 

646 ! 

1,021 . 

19,911 


1 136.183 ! 

12.067 

1 148,250 

! 145.569 ! 

12,120 

1 157,689 | 

(a) 9.096,206 


(a) Excluding Amounts, £189,263, written off from the Local Loans Fund (of which £528 was sub- 
sequently received and paid over to the Exchequer), and £7,680, portion of Church Fund Loans 
regarded as irrecoverable. 


The arrears on all the loans services as compared with 31st March, 1917, show an 
increase of £9,439. 

The arrears on loans for Railways show a decrease of £700, all on Letterkemiy 
Railway. 

Arrears on other Public Works Loans show an increase of £10,622. 

Arrears on Land loans, payable by owners, were £17,668, as against £18,491 on 
31st March, 1917, a decrease of £823. 

Of the total amount of £1,637,032 advanced under Section 31 of the Land Law 
(Ireland) Act, 1881, a sum of £1,237,500 has been repaid. 

The arrears stood at £4,830 at the close of the year, as against £5,897 on 31st March 
1917 — a decrease of £1,067. 


The following statement of arrears on loans to owners and occupiers of land under 
various headings shows that in the seven years since 1911 the arrears have been 
reduced from £58,626 to £30,490, a drop of £28,136, equal to 48 per cent. 

Arrears on certain Loan Services (Owners and Occupiers op Land) on 31st March in 
the Years 1911 to 191S, inclusive. 


Service 


l 


Arrears on 31st Mar ch. 


River Drainage, 26 & 27 
Vic., cap. 88 ... 

River Drainage Maintenance 
Improvement of Lands 
Land Law, 44 & 45 Vic., cap 
49 (Sec. 31) ... 

Advances to tenants for pur- 
chase of farms 

Irish Church Fund Loans : 
secured on lands 


1911 

1912 

1913 

1914 

1915 

1916 

1917 

1918 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

£ 

15,977 

654 

14,275 

15,338 

592 

13,798 

15,121 

582 

13,138 

15,012 

514 

12,209 

14,636 

511 

10,828 

14,026 

426 

9,637 

7,560 

421 

9,458 

7,588 

404 

9,066 

13,727 

11,796 

10,319 

9,155 

7,881 

6,623 

5,896 

4,830 

3,955 

3,647 

3,060 

2,696 

2,445 

2,250 

2,317 

2,204 

10,038 

9,387 

9,432 

9,200 

8,119 

6,713 

6,716 

6,398 

! £68,626 

£54,558 

£51,652 

£48,786 

£44,420 | £39,675 

£32,667 

£30,490 


bined tXl of writf® 8 “j 116 - 31 !* March > 1918 ’ the Percentage of the com- 

up to that date, ^7,690, only 0 *!)?!. 111 arrear principal repayable 


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.1917-1918] COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS IN IRELAND 

Rates oe Interest. 

By Treasury Minute of 31st March, 1916, the rates of interest on new loans advanced 
on the security of local rates were fixed at 5 per cent, for periods not exceeding 
30 years, and at 5J- per cent, for periods exceeding 30 but not exceeding 50 years. 
A later Minute dated 26th March, 1917, increased each of these rates by one-half 
per cent. 

Loans to Local Authorities for any purposes of the Housing Acts are made at the 
minimum rate fixed for loans secured on local rates for any period. 

The following statement shows the rates of interest chargeable on the several 
amounts constituting the aggregate balances of principal outstanding on all the 
loan services in each of -the years ended 31st March. 1916, 1917, and 1918, respectively: 







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APPENDIX (4) DO EIGHTY-SIXTH BEPOP.T OP THE 


[1917-1918 


APPENDICES. 


APPENDIX (A). 

DETAILS OF VOTED AND SPECIAL SERVICES. 

im Public Works 


Naval and Military Buildings. 

*Tr iS "“7 ar - 0US works were undertaken for the Admiralty in different 
parts of the country m connection with the war. y cunerent 

Director of Cross-Channel Transportation .— Large Transit Sheds and the nee 

acr««ss=»‘3&s£i& 

the W^ gs and have adapted and equipped them 


State and Official Residences. 

Civil Departments. 

and **» °^s- 

hui] dings were completed, but some diffimlto '?™ e0tl0 “ the . heatin g of these 
suitable fue! for the P new installSn a ™ en “ "Wrining 

OfBoes were ocouf ed V T the St^of the° Demrt “f 1 ', 85 , w ? s completed and the 
Instruction for Ireland The site of the SoOd 2 v °t and Technical 
progress made with the foundations. “ d blook kas bee n cleared and some 

Lord EdmOd Sta^Xw^ Divisional Office in 

Ministry of Labour. completed and are now in the occupation of the 


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Postal and Telegraph Buildings. 

A number of further works were carried out in connection with the temporary 
postal and telegraph arrangements in Dublin necessitated by the destruction of the 
General Post Office in 1916. 


Irish Convention, 

The Provost of Trinity College, having placed the Regent Hall and various suites 
of rooms adjacent to it at the disposal of the Government for the Irish Convention, 
the Commissioners carried out the necessary decorative and furnishing work for the 
proper equipment of the Hall and Rooms for the meetings of the Convention and its 
Committees and the accommodation of its members and officers. 

The Commissioners also made the necessary preparations for the sittings of the 
Convention held at the Cork Technical Institute lent for the purpose by the County 
Borough Technical Instruction Committee. 


General. 


During the year offices were provided for the Food Control Committee, Timber 
Supply Department (Board of Trade), Petrol Control Committee, Department of 
National Service, Wages Board and various Committees established in c'onnection 
with the war. 


Royal Harbours. 

Kingstown Harbour. — The work of repairing the damage done by the great storm 
of November, 1915, was completed during the year, and the breakwaters, piers, roads, 
slips, steps, buoys, etc., were duly maintained. Plant, tools, and machinery were 
kept in repair. Dredging to improve the depths in the Coal Harbour and at the 
Reserve Berth, Carlisle Pier, was carried out .by the Commissioners 5 dredgers — 
5,055 tons of material being lifted. In addition to this, material estimated at 328,592 
tons was dredged from the East Bight of the Harbour with the sanction of the Com- 
missioners by dredgers hired by the Admiralty. 

Additions were made to the temporary building on the Victoria Wharf for the 
use of the Admiralty and a store was erected on the Carlisle Pier for the use of the 
War Department, and all assistance required by the Naval and Military authorities 
was given. 

Moorings were laid in the West Bight for the use of the Irish Lights Board. 

A severe storm on the 16th December caused the Irish Lights Steamer Tearaght 
to break from the moorings and did other damage in the Harbour. 

Howth Harbour. — The piers, wharves, roads and buoys were maintained in good 
order, and 7,420 tons of material were dredged from the berths along the northern 
end of the West Pier. 

Dunmore East Harbour. — The repairs to the sea slope of the Pier caused by storms 
in the Winter of 1916-17 were finished. The wharves, roads, moorings, stores and 
buildings were properly maintained, and the berths were examined and cleared by a 
diver as required. 

Ardglass Harbour. — The pier, wharves, roads, stores and buildings were properly 
maintained. Buoys, moorings, cranes and lighting were properly attended to, and 
plant and tools kept in good condition. The berths wef e duly examined and cleared 
where required. 


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Donaghadee Harbour. — The wharves, roads and buildings were maintained in opod 
order and repair to the sea slopes attended to as required. 

The cranes, beacon, plant and tools were overhauled and kept in proper condition 
and repair. 

The berths were duly examined and cleared where required. 


River Maigtje Navigation. 

The quay, swing-bridge, and the collector’s house and premises were kept in good 
order. ° 


Harbour and Coast Protection Work. 

Tramore Protection Works .—' The final instalment of £1,000 to complete the «rant 
of £4,000 to the Waterford County Council was paid on completion of the works. 


Shannon Drainage. 

All the sluices being in good condition generally, only minor repairs were required 
at small expenditure. : * * 


APPENDIX (B). 

DETAILS OF NON-VOTED SERVICES. 


Harbours. 


Foynes Harbour, County Limerick— 'The whole amount of the loan of £2 000 sanc- 
t r S n !f b Y Your Lordships m January 1915 for the construction of a ferro- concrete 
wharf w all, has been advanced and the works completed 


Marine Works Act, 1902. 


The Marine Works constructed under the above 
tamed m an efficient state of repair. 


-mentioned Act 


have been main- 


Shannon Navigation. 

8 ;Ss St bUi f ngS ’ Cr T S ’ r ban “> tooths, 

ureagea rrom the navigation course during the year. 

™ s 58 ’ 061 - decrease 

The faffing off. is chiefly due to the general dislocation of trade owing to the war. 


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APPENDIX (C). 

LOANS SECURED ON RATES. 

Supply op Seeds and Manures, No. 41 in Abstract p. 20. 

One hundred and four loans amounting to £97,305 18s. 2d. were advanced to Rural 
Distiict Councils during the year. 

Housing of the Working Classes Acts, 1890 to 1908, No. 17 in Abstract , p. 18. 

Five applications for loans, amounting to £121,620, weie received during the year 
from Urban Authorities, as compared with two applications for £3.000 last year. 
Five loans — amount £121,620 — were sanctioned. 

Public Health Acts, No. 19 in Abstract, p. 18. 

No loan was made during the year. 

The total amount of loans authorised for sanitary purposes since the passing of 
the Public Health Act, 1878, stood at £4,377,473 on the the 31st March, 1917, and the 
total amount issued at £4,271,704. The distribution of the sum authorised amongst 
different sanitary purposes is as follows: — 

Water Works 
Sewerage ... 

Buildings ... 

Streets 

Other purposes 


£4,377,473 


£1,790,457 

812,692 

1,003,809 

750,293 

20,222 


Dublin Reconstruction {Emergency Provisions) Act, 1916. 

A loan of £35,000 was sanctioned during the year, of which £10,000 was issued. 

CLASS (IH).— LOANS SECURED ON LANDS. 

This class .comprises, in addition to loans made to tenants for purchase of their 
holdings, in accordance with the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant (Ireland) 
Act, 1870, the following loans, having for their object the improvement of land : — 
(a.) Loans for Arterial Drainage under 5 & 6 Vic., c. 89. 

(6.) Loans for Arterial Drainage works under 26 & 27 Vic., c. 88, and loans made for the Maintenance 
of Arterial Drainage works (29 & 30 Vic., c. 49). 

(c.) Loans to Owners of lands for Improvements under 10 Vic., c. 32, and amending Act. 

(d.) Loans to Occupiers of lands for Improvements under sec. 31 of the Land Law (Ireland) Act. 
1881 (44 & 45 Vic., c. 49). 

Arterial Drainage, Nos. 26, 27 and 40 in Abstract, p. 20. 

From 1842 to 1863 loans for Arterial Drainage were made under 5 & 6 Vic., c. 89 ; 
£2.082.052 was lent under this Statute, the greater part during and after the Famine 
•of 1847. Of this amount £1,207,605 was remitted, and £874,447 repaid. 

From 1863 loans for this purpose have been made under the Drainage and Improve- 
ment of Lands Act (Ireland), 1863, 26 & 27 Vic., c. 88, and amending Acts. The 
entire amount of such loans up to 31st March, 1918, is £855,104, including £6,136 
lent out of the Irish Church Fund. No advance was made during the past year. 

The amount advanced to 31st March, 1918, under 29 & 30 Vic., cap. 49, for Drainage 
Maintenance was £63,912. No loan was made last year. 

Land Improvement Acts (10 Vic., c. 32, &c.) and Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881, 
Section 31 (44 & 45 Vic., c. 49). 

On the 10th August, 1915, loans made under these Acts were suspended. In 
these circumstances the changes in the statistical tables showing the number and 
amount of the loans issued which appeared in our last Report are so slight that it 
does not appear necessary to continue their publication during the war. 

£155 was advanced under the Land Improvement Acts (10 Vic., c. 32) during the 
year, bringing the total amount issued to 31st March, 1918, under these Acts to 
£6,000,471. 

No advance was made in the year 1917-18 under the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881 
•sec. 31 (44 & 45 Vic. c. 49). The total advanced to 31st March, 1918, under this 
.Act amounts to £1,637,032 


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CLASS IV.— MISCELLANEOUS LOANS. 

Glebe Loans , No. 32 in Abstract . p. 26. 

No new loan was sanctioned during the year, but £50 was advanced in respect 
of loans previously sanctioned. Since the passing of the first- Act, in 1870, 2,035 
applications have been received, in respect of which a total sum of £724, 1S2 ’has 
been advanced none of which has been lost or remitted, the arrears of £27 9s. lid. 
shown in Appendix being merely casual. The following is an abstract of loans 
sanctioned on which issues were made wholly or in part to the 31st March, 1918: 


Denomination. , No. 

Amount. 

Roman Catholic, 

1,067 

£462.017 

Church of Ireland, 

330 | 


Presbyterian, 

232 

77,275 

Wesleyan and others, 

106 

34,109 

Total , , 

1,735 

730,808 


CLASS V.— IRISH CHURCH FUND LOANS. 

No loan or advance under previous loans was made from this fund during the year. 

Out of £1,269,933 advanced from the Irish Church Fund under the Relief of Distress 
(Ireland) Act, 1880, £1,200,457 has been repaid, £48,701 has been remitted, and of 
the balance (£20,775) outstanding, £7,066 is not yet due ; £7,680 is regarded as 
irrecoverable, and £6,029 is in arrear. 

The rate of interest due on these loans is 1 per cent., but borrowers are allowed to 
redeem their principal liabilities on the basis of 3 per cent, interest. The principal 
cancelled by such redemptions now amounts to £48,701, including £9 in the present 
year. 


APPENDIX (D.). 


REPORTS FROM HARBOUR MASTERS. 
Donaghadee Harbour, County Down. 
Imports. — Coal and Coke, 16,105 tons ; other goods, nil. 

Exports . — Potatoes, 451 tons. 


Excluding fishing boats, the following are the total number of entries made of 
vessels using the harbour : — Trading, 79 ; windbound, stress of weather, &c., 34 * 
yachts, 9. 


Fishing Season 1 

Fish Caught 

Number of 
Boats Fishing 
from 
Harbour 

From To 

Herrings 

Other Fish ! 

■ Quantity 

i 

Value 1 

Quantity 

Value 

April, 1917 i March, 1918 

; 

j Nil 

Nil 

694 hoses 

£ s. d. 
1,408 10 0 

7 


In addition to above vessels using the harbour, 
boats and other boats on Government service. 


it has been used by H.M. 


patrol 


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Kingstown Harbour, County Dublin. 

Imports. — Coal, 61,300 tons. 

Exports. — Nil. 


Return of Fishing for year ended 31st March, 1918. 


Month 

Herrings 

Other Fish 

1917 

Cwts. 

Cwts. 

Value 





£ 


April 

— 

93 

93 


May 

— 

100 

101 


June 



84 

84 


July 

3 

90 

90 


August 

11 

85 

81 


September 

7 

101 

133 


October . . . 


85 



November 


75 



December 

— 

55 

56 


1918 





January ... 

— 

59 

51 


February ... 

— 

99 

99 


March 

— 

S9 

89 


Totals . . . 

' 

21 

1,015 

£851 



Return of tonnage and number of Vessels using Kingstown Harbour during the 
year ended 31st March, 1918. 


Month 

Trading Vessels loading 
or discharging cargo. 

Vessels entering Harbour 
for shelter, bunker 
coal, orders, &c. 

Yachts visiting the 
Harbour. 

War 

Department 

Vessels. 

Steam. 

Sailing. 

Steam. Sailing. 

Steam. ! Sailing. 


No. 

Tons. 

No. j Tons. 

No. 

Tons. | No. | Tons. 

No. Tons, j No. 

Tons. 

No, 

Tonnage 

1917. 

April, 

May, 

August, . 
September, . 
October, . 
November, . 
December. . 

19 IS. 

J anuary, 
February, 
March, . 

Totals, 

15 

14 

15 
18 
14 
13 

‘1 

10 

10 

10 

11 

2,361 

2,220 

2,096 

3,021 

2,267 

2,132 

2,145 

1,500 

1,770 

1,678 

1,690 

1,568 

Ill 1 III ! 1 1 1 1 
III 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 

16 

21 

1 

3 

5 
7 

6 
S 

34 

26 

16 

5 

3,969 1 13 1,097 

4,340 9 ; 687 

115 ; 6 i 556 

917 i 9 737 

470 I 9 t 587 

1,708 ■ 2 • 153 

973 t 12 l 1,036 

1,284 ; 15 i 1,879 

6,878 • 9 | 594 

4,191 3 j 239 

3,932 12 i 814 

628 4 ! 352 

ill 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 
in m 1 1 1 1 1 i 
in i FmTT in 

i 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 ill 

1 

2 

1 

1 

4 

2 

1 

6 

3 

7 

8 

178 

680 

191 

259 

546 

1,722 

130 

930 

637 

1,696 

9,047 

154 

24,448 


148 j 29,405 .103 j 8,731 

~ | “ ~ 

- 

38 

17,734 ' 


Note. — In addition to the above the following vessels regularly use the harbour, viz. 

3 Mail steamers, 1 Irish Lights vessel. 2 pilot boats, 90 smaller craft, also a fleet of H. M. patrol 
vessels, and destroyers. ’ e 


The fairway has been kept clear for the mail steamers. 


Howth Harbour, County Dublin. 

Imports. — Coal, 2,155 tons ; salt, 141 tons. 

Exports. — Timber, 80 tons. 


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Excluding fishing boats, the total number of entries made of vessels using the 
harbour was : — Cargo vessels, 15 ; windbound, &c., 5 : yachts, 7. 


Return of Fishing for year ended 31st March , 1918. 


Fishing 

■Season 

Fish Caught 



From 

Herrings 

To 

Quantity Value 

Other Fish 

Quantity Value 

Number of 
Boats Fishing 
from 
Harbour 


“Mease 

£ s. d. 

41,100 mease 
mackerel 

£ s. d.. 

5,819 0 0 

j 100 

1st June 

31st Oct. 19,343 

• 

33,026 S 0 

3,961 boxes 
other fish 
64 dozen 
lobsters 

12,451 17 0 
52 6 0 



* A mease represents 635 fish ; a hundred, 127 fish ; a cleeve, 10 stone ; and a dozen, 13. 


All tish caught during the season was sold fresh by order of the Food Controller. 
Kippers to the amount of 20,000 boxes were prepared, the price realised -being £8,000. 

The boats used in the fishing included 74 motor boats, and 26 .sailing boats. 
Of the total number (100) of boats fishing, 94 were Irish and 6 Cornish, Hook- 
line fishing was very good. 


Ardglass Harbour, County Down. 

Imports. — Coal, 1,284 tons ; salt, 135 tons. 

Excluding fishing boats, the total number of entries made of vessels using the 
harbour was : — Steamers, 13 ; sailing, 5. 


Return of Fishing for year ended 31st March, 1918. 


Fishing Season 


Fish Caught 

Number of 
Boats Fishing 
from 
Harbour 


To 

Herrings Other Fish 

From 

Quantity 

Value Quantity j Value 

18th April, 
1917 

10th Oct. 
1917 

Mease 

22.528 

, £ s. d. ' cwt. 

;36,718 10 0 1.645 £l,234 17 0 

j _ j 

118 


Dunmore East Harbour, County Waterford. 

Imports. Coal, 645 tons ; salt, 396 tons ; cement, 62 tons ; boards, 7 tons * 
chips, 2 tons; ice, 64 tons ; wheat, 57 tons. > 

Exports. — Oats, 26 tons ; hay, 22 tons. 

fiS m ng r b ° at oo % t0 1 ta ! number of envies made of vessels using the 
harbour was : — Trading, 23 ; for shelter, 1. 

11 Fishing boats entered the harbour for shelter during the year,. 


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Return of Fishing for the year ended 31st March, 191S. 


Fishing Season 

! 

Fish Caught 

Number of 
Hoats Fishing 
from 

From 

To 

Herrings 

Other Fish 

Quantity 

Value 

Quantity Value 

Harbour 

1 3th April 
2Gth Nov. 

3rd J uly s 
2Sth Jan. ) 

Crans 

10,921 

£ s. d. 

30,581 5 G 

£ s. d. j 
\ 3,715 civts. 1,497 17 6 | 

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APPENDIX (E.). 

NATIONAL AND ANCIENT MONUMENTS. 

Irish Church Act 1869 (33 & 33 Vic e. 42) ; Ancient Monuments Protection 
fjf’ S , c ' ,' 3 ) ; Ancient Monuments Protection Act, 1892 

(5o « ob Vic., c. 46) ; and the Irish Land Act, 1903 (3 Ed. VII., e. 37). 


During the year the following monuments have been offered to us by the Estates 
Commissioners, under Section 14 of the Irish Land Act, 1903 ■ 

Various Monuments on the Estate of Sir John’ Dillon'. 

Altar Stone on the Estate of Baron O’Neill. 


The following monument was offered by the Congested Districts Board — 
Jiocliy s Cairn on the Cooper Estate, Co. Mayo. 

Thc guardianship of the following was offered by private owners 
St. John’s Castle and Abbey, Oarlingford. 

Granagli Castle, Co. Kilkenny. 

i have accepted Eocliy’s Cairn. The question of accepting the guardian - 

snip ot the other monuments was under consideration at the close of the year. 

The following monuments have been vested during the year: 

Tynan Cross, Co. Armagh. 

St. Macdara’s Church, Co. Galway. 

Castlekirlc Castle, Co. Galway. 

Aghalaliard Castle, Co. Mayo. 

Caherduff Castle, Co. Mayo. 

Eochy’s Cairn, Co. Mayo. 

rp .^ le mos ^ important works carried out during the year were at the Cashel (Co. 
Iipperary) a-ncIScattery Island (Co. Clare) groups. At the former it had been found 
that ( ormac s Chapel was in a rather unsatisfactory condition, due mainly to water 
getting m, and the requisite preventive and remedial works which were carried out 
during the summer and the careful washing of the whole of the stone work of the 
interior have proved completely successful. 


I he principal work at the Scattery Island group was the securing of the fine Round 
lower, the upper part of which had become rather dangerous, having been fractured 
for many years, and the top in danger of falling. 

The Castle of Roscrea and the very interesting little ruin of M.ona-Incha received 
much needed attention. 


Minor works of maintenance were carried out at the foliowing monuments : — 
Ciaregalway Abbey, Co. Galway ; Athenry Abbey, Co. Galway ; Ivnoekmoy Abbey 
Co. Galway; Sligo Abbey, Co. Sligo; St. Mary’s Abbey, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow , - 
Enms Abbey, Co. Clare ; Rathumney Castle, Co. Wexford ; Tully Church, Co. Dublin • 
Askeaton Abbey, Co. Limerick ; Conna Castle, Co. Cork ; Clare Abbey, Co. Clare • 
Glcndalough, Co. Wicklow ; Tnishmor and Innishmaan (Aran Islands). Co. Galway • 
Agliagower Church, Co. Mayo ; Killagholihane Church, Co. Limerick ; Athassel Abbey’ 
Co. Tipperary; Clorca Church. Co, Donegal. 


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APPENDIX (F) TO EIGHTY-SIXTH REPORT OF THE 


[1917-1018, 3ncein 

Dalanc 

The following is an Abstract of Loans made by the Commissioners of Public Works, showing iin-_ 

Amounts Remitted, andjssi pi 





Advanced to 

BOEEOWEKS. 


plus 

•IPAL rep. 

id 

ml 









91 
























Advances 
liavc been mndo. 


on 31st | 
March, 

the Year 
st March, 

1 

Total up lu the 
31st March. l'Jl“. 


Principal. 

1. 



- 

| 

I. PUBLIC WORKS LOANS. 1 & 2 
Wm. IV., o.33, and40and41 Vio.,o.27. 



| 








CLASS I. — Loans Secured on 






£ e. d. 





Undertakings. 


£ 

d. 


£ 

s. 


1 1 & 2 Wm. IV., o. 33, 

Local Boards, not Sanitary Authorities, 
and Public Companios, 

j 





2,003 10 6 

■mil 

1, 

c J 









2 Do. . 

Inland Navigation, 


— 





“ 








1,265,127 14 

1 

3,159 5 2 

7.270 

0 

u 


25 

_ 


380,777 19 

2 

14,215 0 11 

8,945 

0 

0 1 

and 54 & 55 Vio., o. 

(including Loans to Congested 










: 18, s. 40, s. 8., 6. 







5.937 7 5 , 

4,258 



5 j 1 & 2 Wm.IV., o. 33. 

Harbours, Docks, &c. 

17 

500 

0 0 




6 : 

6 | Do. 

Reclamation of Waste Lands, 

- . 

- 


130,651 0 

0 

- 

- 



7 29 & 30 Vio., c. 44, . 

[29 & 30 Vio.. o. 44, 1 
„ j 48&49Vie.,c. 72 : 

Labourers’ Dwellings in Towns, . 

27 ' 



189,911 15 

2 

2,105 3 11 

279 

3,996 

5 

2 1 

Housing of the Working Classes, 

09 



406,809 0 




7 J 

0 1 and 53 & 54 Vic., 

(See also Class 2, No. 17). 












144 1 

500 

0 0 ! 

3,289,583 8 

2 

40,809 9 1 1 

25,147 

0 10 

I 

i 

■ CLASS 11. — Loans secured on 



r 








Rates. 



! 







9 j 1 & 2' Win. IV., c. 33 


103 

600 

0 o 1 

1.106,408 6 

4 

14,832 10 2 

5,296 

0 

10 

and 61 &. 02 Vio., c 
54, seo. 4. 

Houses, &c. 










10 . Do. 

i [40 & 41 Vio., oc.' 
; 15 & 54. 

] Roads and Bridges, .... 

‘ 

— 


206,680 13 

4 

119 16 6 

193 

18 

7 | 

1 Public Buildings — Public Libraries 

,1 









11 J. 44 & 45 Vic., c.29; 


r lu 



88,950 0 

0 

1,129 13 9 

279 

9 


48 Vio., c. 10. 

1 8 Edw. VII., c. 67. 

! Loans under Children Act, 1908. 

J 









12 9 Vio., c. 3, . 

i Fishery Piers and Harbours, 

1 ~~ 

— 


53,544 17 

3 


- 



13 1 57 Geo. III., o. 34, 

Public Works Loans, 

i i 

- 


491,444 19 

S 

- 

180 

0 

0 

14 | 16 & 17 Vic., c. 136, 

Repairs of Fishery Piers and Harbours 

i - 

- 


22,017 7 

6 

- 

- 



15 19 & 20 Vic., o. 62, 

Maintenance of Navigation Works. 

j - 

- 


2,009 1 

9 

- 

- 



10 1 .Si 2 Geo. IV., o. 33 

Lunatic Asylums Buildings, 

276 

2,000 

0 0 1 

3,298,189 5 

11 

39,978 0 2 

35,357 

11 

I 











17 48 and 49 Vic. c. 72 


300 

55,308 

5 0 

1,424,738 IS 


24,048 1 5 

11,158 

IS 

I 

and 53 & 54 V ic., 
70. & 8 Edw. 7 o. fi 

(See also Class I., No. 8). 










18 38 & 39 Vio., c. 36, 

i Artisans’ Dwellings, . 

i — 

— 


81,000 0 

0 

— 

- 



19 ' 37 & 38 Vio., c. 93 

Public Health, 

: 1,204 

2,633 

17 8 

4,274,337 10 10 

82,813 3 1 


» 

1 

| 41 & 42 Vio., o. 52. 









20 ; 45 & 46 Vic., o. 47 

Emigration, .... 

, — 

— 


11,755 3 

10 

— 

- 



21 | 46 4 47 Vic., c. 60 

| Labourer's Acts, 

! 1,221 



3,473,520 0 

„ 

30,471 7 8 

95,519 



I 48 it 49 Vic., c. 77 







22 ’ 42 & 43 Vio., c. 25, 

, Dispensary Houses, . 

297 

1,280 

0 0 

236,662 19 

1 

6,553 4 7 

4,553 

4 

3 

j 23 , 61 4; 62 Vio., o. 37, Workhouse Buildings, 

189 

750 

0 0 

263,132 2 

7 

S.092 8 11 

6,122 

0 

10 

24 62 & 63 Vio., c. 44, 

■ Acquisition of Small Dwellings, . 

1 37 

1,561 

0 0 

120,276 IS 

0 

5,998 3 3 

2,460 

4 

9 

25 i 62 & 63 Vic., o. 50. 

• Agriculture and Technical Instructs m 

25 

- 


44,290 0 

0 

1,153 8 2 

1,340 

5 

10 

| 25a 6 & 7 Goo. V., <•. 66 Dublin Beconstructbn, 

1 

10.001 

0 0 

10,000 0 

0 

- 

- 



| | ■ 

1 

3,733 

74,193 

12 8 

15,209,507 5 

0 

215,190 9 8 

241,872 

3 

7 


' 12,207 

10,244 

2.942 

*,786 


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ranees and Repayments in the Year, the Total Advances and Repayments to the 31st March, 1918 the 
Balances Outstanding. 


jSEEST paid by Borrowers. 


| 

BALANCES Outstanding against Borrowers on 31st March, 1918. 


Total to 31st 

llarcb, 191S. 

1 


Principal. 




No. 

— • i *— 

Remitted. 

| 

1 k. 



In Arrear. 



Interest. 


Subse- 

quently 

Ee- 

covered. 

Net Sums out* 
standing in respect 
of Loan Amounts 
writteu oil 
the Assets of the 
Local Loans Fund 

I 

Other Arrears. 

1 

Not yet due. 

£ a. d. 
116,411 10 3 
114,628 11 2 

959,333 5 11 
163,482 13 10 

589,951 7 5 
205 17 8 
180,255 4 2 

198,686 11 7 

£ a. d. 

97,338 1 0 

107,499 13 1 

642.424 16 4 
79,494 0 2 

469,025 19 8 
12,000 0 0 
131,339 6 4 

161.424 7 6 

£ a. d. 

10,000 0 0 
127,190 16 2 

83,832 9 4 

1,952 18 10 

£ a. d. 
9,668 15 

130,445 2 
2,387 11 

89 15 10 

£ a.d 

- 

_ 

£ a. d. 
- 

9,668 15 0 

130,445 2 4 
2,387 11 2 

89 15 10 

£ a. d 

98,251 18 
~ 

15,825 19 
120 0 0 

£ a. d 

■ 9,812 9 9 

| 80,331 13 3 

217,296 5 4 

106,174 17 5 

6,316 1 0 
107,912 12 7 

£ a. d. 

177 18 0 
1,844 14 3 

65 6 6 

2 

3 

5 

6 

7 

8 

32,975 2 0 

1,700,546 4 1 

222,976 4 4 

142,591 4 

- 

142,591 4 4 

114,197 18 2 

526,842 19 4 

2,077 17 9 


969,881 18 6 

199,115 12 6 






136,526 7 10 


9 

194,777 0 7 

106,736 18 0 

6,821 11 11 

- 

- 

- 


6,082 0 10 

- 

10 

3,820 17 9 

31,533 1 9 

1,953 17 11 

- 

- 

- 

- 

7,175 4 4 

- 

11 

53,544 17 3 

6,099 18 7 

- 

- 

— 

— 

_ 

_ 


12 

107,633 6 3 

202,842 6 10 

177,911 13 5 

- 

- 

- 

- 

6,000 0 0 

_ 

13 

21,672 13 4 

1,629 19 4 

344 14 2 

— 

— 

— 

— 

_ 


14 

2,609 1 9 

9 12 9 

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

— 



15 

»4,177 14 8 

927,930 0 1 

12,183 0 0 

- 

- 

- 

8,621 3 0 

973,207 8 3 

_ 

16 

•150,655 3 2 

321,033 11 6 

- 



~ 

198 5 2 

1,173,885 9 11 

362 12 6 

17 

81,000 0 0 

35,475 19 2 

- 

- 

— 

— • 

‘ _ 

_ 

_ 

18 

965,452 19 6 

1,682,992 2 1 

- 

- 

- 

- 

1,099 6 11 

.307,785 4 6 

514 12 1 

19 

11,755 3 10 

3,363 18 8 

- 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

_ 

20 

918,801 5 11 

2,072,394 12 3 

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

.554,727 1 4 9 

_ 

21 

112,207 1 11 

121,977 7 6 

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

124,455 17 2 

- 

22 

190,244 19 0 

80,481 7 9 

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

162,887 3 7 

— 

23 

52,942 7 10 

19,918 8 8 

- 

- 

- 

- 

~ 

67,334 10 2 

— 

24 

9,766 17 7 

12,106 9 9 

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

34,524 2 5 

- 

26 

~ 



- 




10,000 0 0 


25a 

158,842 8 9 

5,825,630 6 2 

199,214 17 5 

— 

— 


9,918 15 1 

.563,691 3 9 

877 4 7 



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APPENDIX (F) TO EIGHTY-SIXTH EE POET OF THE r 1917-iSlS. l7 “ 

The following is an Absteact of Loans made by the Commissioners of Public Works, shcwin-i the ;raD( 
_ Amounts Bemitted. w and 



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22 APPENDIX (G) TO EIGHTY-SIXTH REPORT OF THE 1917-191* 

APPENDIX G— 

(G.) — Abstract of the Accounts of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, showing the Total 


Parliamentary Votes and Grants, viz. : — 

1. Public Works and Buildings, Ireland. 2. Public 'l 
Offices Site (Dublin) Act. 1903 ^Non-Voted Account). 

3. Railways (Ireland) Acts. 4. Railways Act, 1896, and I 
' Marine Works Act, 1902 (Non- Voted Account). 5. Public i 
Works Office, Ireland. 6. Adjustments affecting the 
1 Votes or Accounts for 1916-1917 . . J 

■ Loans Advances, 

Loans Repayments, ! 

. Land Improvement Preliminaries, 10 Vic., c. 32, sec. 15, . | 

Advances to Local Authorities by way of Loan to j 

' Purchase Seeds and Manures . . , , . j 

: Sea Fisheries, Ireland, 46 & 47 Vic., c. 26 . . . ! 

Miscellaneous Services, viz. : — 


3,316 8 0 *320,234 $ 11 


25,413 19 5 j S 0,000 0 0 | 
— ! 724,241 0 11 


(100,000 0 

t 5,770 12 



1. Deposit Accounts, 1 & 2 Wm. IV., c. 33, &c. 
2. Railway and other Arbitrations Deposit Accounts, 14 
& 15 Vic., c. 70. 3. Arterial Drainage Deposits, 26 & 27 
Vic., c. 88, &c. 4. Inland Navigations -Shannon. 
5. Telephone Capital. 6. National Monuments, 32 & 33 
Vic., c. 42. 7. Linen Hall. 8. Southern Railway. 

9. Letterkenny Railway. 10. Development Grant (Ireland). 
11. Light Railways Surplus Revenue Account. 12. Sundry 
Accounts. 13. National School Grants, Local Contributions. 

- 3,474 13 7 

33,932 9 8 

i 


Total, 

33,399 1 5 

1,264,198 7 2 


•Includes £56,500 received from Vote of Credit. 




An Account showing the Bechets and Expendituee of the Commissioned 


G 1 Advances 
To Balance, 


» Public Works LoanB:— 


£ s. d 
25,413 19 5 


1916- 1917, £200,000-— N ational Debt 

Commissioners, . . -20 000 0 

1917- 1918 £300,000 — National Debt 

Commissioners . . -60 000 0 


G a Repayments 
To Public Work Loans : — 

Amount received in repayment 
„ Church Fund Loans : — 

Amount received in repayment 

| G 3 Land Improvement Preliminaries 

Receipts 

| To Balance from last Account 

Amount received from Proprietors in repayment of 
: preliminary expenses 

' 

G 4 To Seed Supply, & c . 7 and 8 Geo. 5 c. 30 
,, Amount received in repayment 


Office of Public Works Dublin. 


105,413 

19 

5 

713,714 

16 

4 

10,526 

4 

7 

724,241 

0 

11 

96 

15 

2 

19 

15 

7 

116 

10 

9 

100,000 

0 

0 

*6,130 

12 

1 


For details of the Advances and Repayments, 
Includes £360 in respect of cancelled draft. 


I 106,130 12 1 
j Appendix F. 


23 


1917-1918.] COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND 

Accounts. 


of Sums intrusted to their Management for Collection or Disbursement for Year ended 31st March, 1918. 


Balances overdrawn, 
31st March, 

1918 

£ a. d. 

Totals. 

£ s. d. 

Overdrawn 
Balances from 
Accounts to 
31st March, 
1917 

£ s. d. 

Paid. 

£ S. d. 

Balances on 
31st March, 
1918. 

£ a. d. 

Totals. 

£ a. d. 

! 5,691 13 4 

1 

1 

329,242 10 3 

- 

329,242 10 3 

- 

329,242 10 3 


105,413 19 5 



75,063 12 8 

30,350 6 9 

105,413 19 5 


724,241 0 11 

- 

724,241 0 11 

- 

724,241 0 11 

; _ 

116 10 9 

- 

106 3 7 

10 7 2 

116 10 9 

-- 

105,770 12 1 

5,834 0 0 

97,305 IS 2 

2,630 13 11 

105,770 12 1 


1,097 5 3 



1,097 5 3 

1,097 5 3 

; • 


37,4u7 3 3 

- 

35,115 2 7 

2,292 0 8 

37,407 3 3 

5,691 13 4 

1,303,289 1 11 

5,834 0 0 

1,261,074 8 2 

36,380 13 9 

1,303,289 1 11 








OB’ Public Works for Loans in the Year ended 31st March, 1918. 


By Public Works Loans : — 

£ s. d. 

£ s d. 

Amount advanced on Loans, .... 


75,063 12 8 

By Balance ...... 


30,350 6 9 



105,413 19 5 

By Amount transferred to National Debt Commissioners 

713,562 19 10 


„ Amount transferred to Irish Land Commissioners 

10,526 4 7 


„ Amount transferred to H.M. Treasury 

151 16 6 




724,241 0 11 

Expenditure! 



By Amount paid for preliminary investigation, adver- 



tising, scrivenery, &c. ... 

6 3 7 


„ Transfer to Loans repayment 

100 0 0 


„ Balance . ... 

10 7 2 


^ ^ , 


116 10 9 

„ Amount Advanced 

97.665 18 2 




103,499 18 2 

„ Balance ...... 


2,630 13 11 



106,130 12 1 


J. L. Collins, Accountant 


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APPENDIX (G) TO , EIGHTY-SIXTH EEPOBT OF THE [1917-1918. 

(G 5.) — Aetep.ial Drainage.— 
These Works are executed by District Boards in 
Schedule.— Abstract op Final Awards, and Arrears, &c. 


Districts. 


Counties. 

Date when Awards 
made final. 

i Flooded or 
i Injured Lands. 

been Drained 
or Improved. 
Statute Measure 

Cost per 

Proprietors, 
of the 
! Drainage. 

' Interest, (ec. 

Increase in the 
Annual Letting 

of these Lands, 
caused by 
Drainage. 

Instalments 

half-yearly, 
to repay Cost, 
with Interest, 

Redemptions. 

?ff 

||| 





A. 

R. p. 

£ S. 

d. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

£ 3. d. 

n 

Afchboy River, 


Meath, 

4th April, 1869, . 

1,388 

0 27 

8 0 

5 

569 

16 

6 



a 

Ballinacourty , 


Limerick, . 

2nd Oct., 1875, . 

179 

0 5 

7 I 

8 

82 

5 

1 




Ballyadams, . 


Queen’s, . 

9th Oct., 1883, . 

833 

2 0 

4 6 

8 

204 

15 

0 

7 IS 

10 

24 

Ballycolliton, 


Tipperary, 

9th Oct., 1891, . 

287 

1 19 

4 14 

6 

93 

7 

8 



o 

Ballynaoarrig, 

. . 

King's and Queen’s, . 

9th April, 1868, . 

2,602 

1 23 

2 7 

5 

516 

14 

0 



a 

Bally teigue & Kilmore, . 

Wexford, , 

9 th Oct., 1888, . 

3,932 

3 22 

3 9 

10 

1,330 

4 

9 

311 13 

2 

12 

Baltracey, 


Kildare, . 

13th Mar., 1875, . 

1,955 

2 30 

4 0 

5 

568 

4 

3 

a— 


a 

Barnakyle, 


Limerick, . 

3rd April, 1883, . 

1,017 

1 32 

9 15 

1 

607 

19 

9 




Boolinarrig, . 


King’s, . 

27th Mar., 1875, . 

926 

3 20 

3 7 

1 

197 

12 

8 



a 

Briekey River, 


Waterford, 

26th Sept., 1870, . 

829 

1 20 

5 4 

3 

297 

2 

1 

a- 


a 

Bride River, . 


Cork, 

9th Oct., 1882, . 

1,209 

3 4 

6 15 

8 

531 

3 

o 

29 9 

5 

21 

B unkey. 


Limerick, . 

8th Oct., 1898, . 

868 

1 20 

1 19 

2 

138 

2 

5 


3 

5 

Camoge, 


Limerick, . 

25th Sept., 1876, 

1,260 

3 0 

9 3 

1 

577 

4 

8 

50 10 

2 

3 

Carrigrohane, &c., 


Cork, 

2nd April, 1900, . 

624 

2 20 

17 12 

1 

250 

13 

6 

117 3 

1 

35 

Cashen, 


Kerry, 

9th Oct., 1890, . 

4,784 

2 19 

2 2 

0 

583 

14 

4 

77 4 

8 

16 

Clodiagh River, 


Tipperary, 

30th May, 1872, . 

1,657 

1 4 

4 3 

7 

398 

6 

7 

a- 


a 

Connell, 


Kildare, . 

19th Jan., 1870, . 

747 

2 0 

3 6 

5 

171 

12 

2 

a- 


a 

Curraghtown, . 

' ’ 

Meath 

20th Mar., 1914, . 

156 

0 20 

4 19 

4 

50 

15 

7 

( 19 6 

t 11 0 

3 

7 

SC 

12 

Currygrane, . 


Longford, 

9th Oct., 1882, . 

114 

3 37 

5 9 

4 

27 

14 

1 

3 7 

5 

21 

Derrinlough, . 


King’s, . 

8th Oet., 1874, . 

622 

0 30 

3 6 

5 

143 

15 

4 

a- 


a 

Doohyle, 


Limerick, . . 

9th Oct., 1871, . 

409 

2 32 

6 2 


145 

9 

2 

a— 


a 

Douglas River, 


Carlow, 

31st Mar., 1875, . 

3,088 

2 0 

4 7 

3 

922 

IS 

0 

a- 


a 

Dunderry, ' 


Meath, 

8th Oct., 1907, . 

1,657 

1 34 

5 1 

8 

407 

1 

11 

134 6 

11 

50 

Elphin, 


Roscommon, 

26th Mar., 1872, . 

3,395 

3 12 

4 11 

2 

1,036 

1 

10 

a— 



Farney Bridge, 


Tipperary, 

3Ut Mar., 1908, . 

540 

2 20 

1 6 

10 

47 

11 

0 

23 11 

0 

n i 

Folliatown, 

• ■ 

Meath, 

9th Oct., 1888, . 

201 

3 32 

5 2 

1 

59 

9 

8 

0- 


» ! 

Do., 

• 

Do., 

9th Oct., 1891, . 

_ 


_ 


_ 



a— 


a ; 

Frankford River 


King’s, 

27th Mar., 1875, . 

1,204 

2 0 

6 5 

3 

414 

16 

0 

a- 


a 1 

Do., 


Do., 

4th April, 1884, . 

_ 


_ 


- 



a— 


a : 

Garristown and Delvin, 

Meath and Dublin, 

3rd April, 1882, . 

1,034 

1 25 

4 11 

4 

461 

3 

0 

a— 


a 

Glasheen, . 


Cork, 

4th April, 1889. . 

133 

1 0. 

10 9 

4 

111 

15 

3 

o- 


a 

Greanagh, 


Limeriok, 

4th April, 1890, . 

2,250 

3 24 

5 9 

4 

544 

9 

0 

90 15 

3 

15 

Gully, . 


Queen’s. 

4th Oct., 1873, . 

1,064 

0 10 

4 4 

11 

242 

13 

9 

a— 


a 

Gully Upper, , 


Queen’s. 

14th Mar., 1876, . 

508 

1 18 

4 13 

7 

129 

12 

2 

22 18 

8 

2 

Hogan’s Pass, 


Tipperary, 

9th Oct., 1886, . 

855 

1 29 

5 13 

0 

288 

13 

10 

27 9 

6 

8 

tnny, Upper, . 


Meath. Westmeath, 
Longford, & Cavan, 

| 4th April, 1881, . 

11,675 

2 7 

7 8 

3 

2,780 

2 

4 

854 11 

8 

17 

Island Lakes, and Glore 
River 

Mayo, 

2nd April, 1875, . 

1,457 

0 32 

5 16 

6 

443 

5 

6 

17 15 

7 

■ 



Carried forward. 


55,436 

2 27 


15,381 

6 

0 

1,838 5 

11 



a Thoae chargei have eroirad. 


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1917-1918.] COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND. 

J6 & 27 Vic., c. 88, &c. 

iccordance with the Provisions of the above Acts, 
thereunder, for the Year ended 31st March. 191S. 


Total Amount j 

Advanced, ! 

including interest 1 
to^dato^of 

ToUrAdvoncoL i 
charged to 
Counties for 
Public Works, 
or refunded by 
Drainage Board 

■" r “ 



Principal 

Outstanding 

31st March, 
1618. 


Instalments 
In Arrear 
31st March, 
1918 

j 

Districts. 


£ a. d. | 

£ s. 

1. . 


£ .. 

d. 


d. 


11,141 16 2 

_ 

11,141 16 

2 

o 





Athboy River. 

1,268 3 10 

— 

1,268 3 

0 1 

O 





Ballinacourty. 

3,000 8 0 

89 10 0 

3,570 18 

0 


140 10 

9 



rSallvadams. 

1,491 8 0 

< 67 10 0 

1,357 18 

0 ; 


15 13 

7 

17 1 


Ballyeolliton. 

6,975 9 1 


5,975 9 


a 

- 


- 


Ballynacarrig. 

13,741 5 0 

_ 

13,741 5 

0 


4,608 0 

5 

2.447 16 

11 

Ballyteigue and Kilmore. 

8,211 1 2 

350 15 2 

7,860 6 

0 

a 

- 


- 


Baltracey, 

) 8,186 17 9 

) *2,350 0 0 
3,107 2 4 

f609 12 7 

7,577 5 
2,350 0 
3,107 2 

0 

4 

l 

) 

46 1 

4 

: 


Baruakyle. 

Boolinarrig. 

4,323 12 0 

— 

4,323 12 

0 

a 

- 


- 


Briokey River. 

8,721 8 3 

106 2 6 

8,615 5 

9 


444 11 

5 

- 


Bride River. 

1,763 8 0 

50 0 0 

1,713 8 

0 


73 6 

2 

- 


Bunkey. 

11,745 19 6 

200 0 0 

11,646 19 

6 


125 11 

3 

- 


Camoge. 

J4.749 10 9 

— 

4,749 10 

9 


2,860 17 

4 

; l 12 

0 

Carrigrohane, &oi 

10,054 16 0 

_ 

10,054 16 

0 


1,039 12 

3 

122 3 

0 

Cashen. 

6,938 11 6 

_ 

6,938 11 

6 

a 

- 


- 


Clodiagh River. 

2,482 13 0 

- 

2,482 13 

0 

<* 



' ~ 


Connell. 

774 IP 9 

- 

774 10 

9 


603 8 

3 

0 10 

3 

Currnghtown 

628 15 0 

_ 

628 15 

0 


58 10 

11 

3 5 

5 

Currygrane. 

2,105 12 9 

40 0 0 

2,065 12 

9 


- 


- 


Derrinlough. 

2,513 6 0 

_ 

2,513 6 

O 


720 1 

7 

945 3 

8 

Doohyle. 

13,063 6 8 

190 0 0 

13,473 6 

8 

a 

. 


- 


Douglas River. 

8,596 12 10 

178 18 9 

8,417 14 

1 


4,030 12 

1 

7 18 

4 

Dunderry. 

16,940 17 0 

458 0 0 

15,482 17 

0 

<* 

- 


- 


Elphin. 

724 11 7 

_ 

724 11 

7 


432 4 11 

~ 


Farney Bridge. 

. 1,031 12 0 

— 

1,031 12 

0 

a 

- 


- 


Follistown. 

; 403 13 0 

45 0 0 

368 13 

0 

a 

- 


- 


Do. 

6,746 8 4 

80 0 0 

6,666 8 

4 

a 

- 


- 


Frankford River. 

875 17 4 

_ 

875 17 

4 

a 

- 


- 


Do. 

4,948 15 0 

225 0 0 

4,723 15 

0 

a 

' - 


- 


Garris town and Delvin, 

1,394 19 0 

— 

1,394 19 

0 

a 

- 


- 


Glasheen. 

13,391 7 0 

( 513 6 0 

J- 12,302 14 

6 


1,136 5 

3 

99 19 

8 

Greanagh. 

4,517 11 6 

- 

4,517 11 

6 

a 

- 


- 


Gully. 

2,447 15 2 

70 0 0 

2,377 16 

2 


33 2 

6 

- 


Gully, Upper. ) 

6,356 12 0 

( 214 4 0 

\ t 3 o° o o 

\ 4,842 8 

0 


188 7 

4 

- 


Hogan’s Pass. 

92,496 5 6 

< 2,192 13 6 

| f3,750 0 O 

86,553 12 

0 


10,533 2 

9 

1,525 2 

5 

Inny, Upper. 

8,704 13 7 

( 216 0 0 

t fiso 0 0 

j- 8,339 13 

7 

“ 

- 




j- Island Lakes and Glore 

(294,826 12 4 
l *2,350 0 0 

| 10,736 19 0 

286,439 13 



27,090 0 

1 

5,170 12 

7 




t Kefunded by Drainage Board, being portion of advances not expended, 
of £525 7s. 6d., being the moiety of cost of county road bridges, such sum having been received from 


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[1917-1918 


(G 5,)— Arterial Drainage.— 


These Works are executed by District Boards in 
Schedule.— Abstract of Final Awards, and Arrears, &c 


— 

Counties. 

Date when^ Awards 

Area of 
Flooded or 
Injured Lands, 
been Drained 
or Improved. 
Statute Measure. 

Cost per 
F 'Xthc rS ’ 

Interest, Jjc. 

Increase ^in the 

of these Lands, 
caused by 
Drainage. 

Amount of 
Instalments 

MlfSS, 

to repay Cost, 
with Interest, 
after deducting 
Redemptions. 

!jj; 




Brought forward, . 


55,436 

» 

27 


d. 

£ a. 
15,381 G 

d. 

0 

£ a. 
1,338 5 

d. 

11 


j- 

Kildare, 


Kildare, . 

29th Sept., 1877, . 

2,347 

3 

30 

3 11 

6 

506 7 

10 

o— 



it 

Killard, 


Cork, 

9th Oct., 1894, . 

201 

1 

0 

9 4 

1 

153 15 

3 

31 1 

9 

24 

i 

Kilmastulla, . 


Tipperary, 

26th July, 1870, . 

1,681 

1 

IS 

6 10 

7 

582 12 

2 





Laracor, 


Meath, 

3rd April, 1880, . 

879 

1 

22 

7 0 

7 

204 12 

10 

27 11 

0 

14 


Lerr River, . 


Kildare and Carlow, . 

9th Oct., 1885, . 

1,684 

3 

20 

16 8 

11 

636 5 

0 


7 


) 

Lough Erne, . 

{ 

Cavan, Donegal, Fer- )_ 
managh, & Monaghan,) 

4th April, 1891, 

15,327 

0 

36 

11 16 

11 

4,716 11 

0 

1,932 11 

8 

44 

i 

Do. (Navigation), 


Do 

- 

— 



_ 


_ 


a— 




Lough Oughtor, 


Cavan, . 

4th April, 1878, . 

3,077 

1 

30 

5 1 

11 

846 16 

9 

117 15 

9 

8 


Milford, 


Cork, 

8th Oct., 1887, . 

1,015 

0 

10 

8 14 

9 

469 0 

7 

53 18 

1 

10 


Morning Star, Upper, 


Limerick, . 

4th April, 1888, . 

830 

2 

35 

8 12 

9 

356 1 

0 

49 8 

S 

11 


Mulkear River, 


Limerick, . 

20th Sept., 1877, . 

3,250 

2 

24 

9 4 

1 

923 9 

11 

201 18 

1 

6 


Nanny River, 


Meath, . 

4th April, 1888, . 

784 

3 

0 

10 5 

1 

585 15 

2 

150 18 

0 

11 


Do., Upper, . 


Do., 

4tli April, 1888, . 

163 

1 

20 

6 7 

9 

72 11 

2 

25 10 

7 

11 


Owenroe, 


Do 

4th April, 1888, . 

2,207 

2 

0 

6 0 

9 

891 7 

6 

222 7 

1 

11 


Pallas River, . 


Tipperary, 

8th Oct., 1907, . 

940 

0 

10 

3 2 

0 

210 1 

5 

72 17 

3 

50 


Parsonstown, 


Tipperary and King’s, 

25th Sept., 1874, 

2,719 

0 

1 

4 4 

6 

660 19 

5 

a 


rt 


Quinagh, 


Carlow, 

19th Jan., 1870, . 

680 

3 

0 

3 13 

5 

208 1 

5 

a 


B 


Rathangan River, . 


Kildare, . 

4th April, 1883, . 

8,864 

2 

8 

8 12 

5 

3,044 19 

10 

207 13 

4 

23 


Rathdowney, 


Queen’s, . 

9th Oct., 1868, . 

413 

1 

39 

6 6 

1 

189 0 

4 

a 


n 

i 

Silver River, . 


King’s & Westmeath, 

8th Oct., 1870, . 

1,092 

2 

30 

3 12 

8 

215 10 

9 

«- 




Sixmilebridge, 


Clare, 

4th April, 1871, . 

2,595 

0 

4 

7 13 

2 

1,229 14 

11 

a- 




Stoneyford River, . 


Kildare, . 

9th Oct., 1884, . 

3,364 

0 

0 

8 18 

3 

1,550 15 

10 

174 10 

8 

28 

' 

Suck River, . 
Do., 


Galway & Roscommon, 
Do 

22nd Oct., 1895, . 

16,500 

1 

14 

8 7 

1 

3,013 12 

M 

(6) 388 11 
c) 945 11 

4 

0 

35 

35 

i 

f 

Do (Catchment Area), 

Do 

- 

— 



_ 


_ 


292 10 

0 



Swanlinbar, . 


Cavan, . 

23rd Mar., 1880, . 

265 

2 

19 

7 6 

o 

133 16 

2 

a— 


a 

i 

Swilly Burn, . 


Donegal, . 

9th Oct., 1886, . 

1,404 

2 

19 

6 2 


485 5 

8 

55 1 

1 



Torrent River, 


Tyrone, . 

3rd April, 1875, . 

453 

1 

16 

11 7 

1 

336 18 

10 

Or— 




Tory Hill, 


Limerick, . 

3rd April, 1878, . 

981 

3 

2 

6 4 

6 

434 13 

4 

a 




Tramore, 


Cork, 

9th Sept., 1890, . 

320 

0 17 

6 2 

9 

243 18 

4 

a— 




Triogue, 


Queen’s, . 

3rd April, 1905, . 

339 

2 

25 

5 9 

, 

142 9 

4 



18 


Ward River, . 


Dublin and Meath, 

4th April, 1883, . 

88« 

0 

18 

7 10 

1 

314 7 

3 

85 6 


23. 



__ 

Total for all the districts, 

130,709 

1 

1 

Average 
7 2 2 

38,730 16 

2 

7,011 14 1 




• Ometam to. expired. 1 PayiH. to ra>.M«. ,. P.„M. » 


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COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS, IRELAND 


27 


15 & 27 Vic., c. 88, &c. 


iccordance with the Provisions of the above Acts, 
iereunder, for the Year ended 31st March, 1918. 


Total A m 



Portion of 
Total Advonc 





Princip 

Ontstond 



Instalments 

in arrear 



1 






UK 




including ii 

tore. 

* | 

Counties for 


charged ou 

Lau 

ds. 

31st Mar 

h 




Districts. 

















Drainage Boa 











£ 

s 

1 

£ *. 

d. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

£ 

*■ d. 

£ B. 

d. 


1 294,820 
j *2,350 

12 

0 

0 

10,736 19 

0 

286,430 

13 

4 

27,090 

0 

7 

5,170 12 

7 1 


8,657 

* 


260 0 

0 

8,397 

4 

0 

6S 

14 


102 3 

8 

Kildare. 

1,852 

G 

8 

- 


1,852 

« 

8 

538 

3 

6 

48 4 


Killard. 

10,080 

7 

8 

- 


10,980 

7 

8 


- 


- 


Kilmastulla. 

1 6,217 

12 

10 

35 15 

4 

6,181 

17 

0 

309 

9 

8 

- 


Laracor. 

27,010 

2 

o 

202 0 

0 

27,714 

2 

0 

1,084 

4 

4 

- 


Lerr River. 

IS 1,557 

16 

0 

- 


181,557 

16 

0 

50,413 

7 

0 

92 9 

3 

Lough Erne. 

J17.197 

14 

0 

17,197 14 

0 

- 




~ 


- 


Do., Navigation. 

16,188 

4 

0 

- 


16,188 

4 

0 

772 

9 

4 

3 6 

• 

Lough O ugh ter. 

8,871 

14 

6 

— 


8,871 

14 

6 

793 

6 

4 

618 8 

1 

Milford. 

7,425 

0 

0 

250 0 

0 

7,175 

0 

0 

471 

19 

5 

17 14 

8 

Morning Star, Upper. 

30,779 

0 

0 

864 1 

0 

29,914 

19 

0 

1,018 

18 

4 

- 


Mulkear River. 

8,663 

5 

7 

f 544 0 

{ t70 19 

0 

7 

| 8,048 

6 

0 

1,317 

11 

9 

- 


Nanny River. , -. K 

1,043 

12 

0 

- . 


1,043 

12 

0 

242 

12 

8 

- 


Do., Upper. 

11,468 

12 

0 

346 16 

G 

11,121 

16 

0 

2,013 

7 

6 

- 


Owenroe. 

[2,014 

9 

5 

- 


2,914 

9 

5 

2,248 

1 

7 

1 10 

0 

Fallas River. 

11,600 

17 

1 

150 0 

0 

11,549 

17 

1 

154 

0 

0 

204 S 

11 

Parsonstown. ’ 

2,700 

18 

8 

|200 0 

0 

2,500 

18 

8 




- 


Quinagh. 

77,607 

6 

9 

1,185 0 

0 

76,422 

0 

9 

3,550 

IS 

1 

131 17 

7 

Rathangan River. 

2,648 

6 

3 

- 


2,648 

6 

3 


- 


- 


Rathdowney. 

3,071 

2 

9 

- 


3,971 

2 

9 


- 


- 


Silver River. ‘ . 

20,328 

13 

11 

424 1 

s 

19,904 

12 

3 


- 


- 


Sixmilebridge. .' 1 •' 

32,230 

0 

0 

| 1,645 11 

( fOOO 0 

10 

0 

| 29,984 

8 

2 

3,053 

18 

7 

16 17 

0 

Stoneyford River* 

f §139,792 

9 

5 

1,939 6 

G 

137,853 

2 

11 

27,997 

11 

2 

1,177 9 

5 

Suck River. 

*3,786 

1 

0 

- 


3,786 

1 

0 


- 


1 - 


Do. 

13,000 

0 

6 

13,000 0 

0 

- 



6,463 

6 

3 

- 


Do. (Catchment Area) 

2,082 

5 

6 

143 0 

0 

1,939 

5 

6 


- 


- 


Swanlinbar. 

9,230 

13 

5 

( 637 18 

\ 0 

9 

8 

| 8,578 

14 

0 

379 

13 

3 

2 16 

2 

Swilly Burn. 

5,332 

1 

6 

187 10 

0 

5,144 

11 

6 


- 


- 


Torrens River 

6,1.10 

13 

8 

- 


0,110 

13 

8 


- 


- 


Tory Hill 

2,033 

15 

0 

70 0 

0 

1,963 

15 

0 


- 


- 


Tramore. 

1,861 

0 

6 

- 


1,861 

0 

6 

875 

3 

5 

. - 


Triogue. 

6,845 

17 

9 

196 19 

0 

6,048 

18 

9 

1,483 

18 

3 

- 


Ward River. 

974,034 

16 

2 






! 






*6,136 

1 

0 






; 






980,170 

17 

2 ~ 

50,901 13 

10 

1 929,269 

3 

4 

132,940 

14 

5 

7,587 17 

10 



* Issued out of the Church Fund. 

t Refunded by Drainage Board, being portion of advances net expended. 
J In addition an expenditure of £16,000 was met out of tree giant. 

5 In addition an expenditure of £60,000 was met out of free grant. 


J. L. Collins, Accountant. 


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APPENDIX (H) TO EIGHTY-SIXTH REPORT OE THE 1 1917.19,* 


APPENDIX H. 


Statement showing the Purposes for which Advances of Public Monev are made by the Commissioners 
of Public Works in Ireland, with the Rates of Interest and Periods of Repayments, 


Purpose ot Loan. 


:e of Interest 
cent, on :!lst 
arch. 101'. 


Maximum Period of Repayment. 


L< 


Local Loans Fund. 

am secured m Local Hates, 


County roads, bridges, and i & 2 Wm. 4, c. 33, s. 
court-houses. | 23, amended by 32 & 

; 33 Viet., c. 74, s. 1. 

Court-houses erected by the 6 & 7 Wm. 4 c. 116 s 
Board. i 70. ’ ’ 


2. 

8. Bridges between counties, 


1 & 2 Wm. 4, c. 33, 

J amended by 4 & 5‘ 
i Wm. 4, c. 61, 2 & 3: 
| Viet. , 0. 50, and 30 & 
-r, ... , 31 Viet., c. 50. : 

Public workB generally, in- h & 2 Wm 4 c 33 
eluding commercial har- { with local' or’ special 
bours, docks, canals, and j Acts. 1 

bridges other than county i 

bridges. i | 

Fishery piers and harbours, j 9 yi ol c . 3 29 g. 

construction of. ! 30 Yict., c. 45. 


. Loans m Trusted of Drainage ; 43 c 44 y ict r 14 s 
Districts carried out under 13 
the Act 5 A 6 Viet., c. 89. ! 

’■ Eepara of fishery piers, . j 16 it 17 Yict., c. 136 
sec. 11. 


• Maintenance of navigation 

vorks. 

■ Emigration, 

• Public Buildings — 

(a) Public Libraries, 

(b) Reformatories, 

(c) Industrial Schools, 


19 & 20 Viet., c. 62, . 
45 & 46 Viet., c. 47, 

40 & 41 Viet., c. 15 & 
54. 

Js Edward 7, c. 67, 


• *Dispensary houses, erection 1 42 & 43 Viet., c. 25, . 

. -Lunatic asylums buildings, 1 1 & 2 George 4, c. 33 
erection of, &c. I 8 & 9 Viet., c. 107 1 

18 & 19 Viet., c. 109, 
40 & 41 Viet., c. 27, 
56 & 57 Viet., c. 65, 
and 61 & 62 Viet., c. 


Not exceed - 
i mg 
f 30 years, oi 

.. 5 } 


L Sanitary improvements, 
Water supply, sewerage, 
Ac. 

1. *Workhouse Buildings, 

). Small Dwellings Acquisition 

i Agriculture and Technical 
instruction. 

’• Housing of the Working 
Classes. 

i Dublin Reconstruction, 


54. 

. Public Health Acts, 

37 & 38 Viet., c. 9, b. 
43, 41 & 42 Viet., c. 
52, and 59 & 60 Viet., 
c. 54, s. 29. 

61 & 62 Viet-., c. 37., s. 61, 

62 & 63 Viet., c. 44, 

62 & 63 Viet., c. 50, . 

53 A 54 Viet., c. 70, and 
8 Edward VII., c. 61. 
6 & 7 Geo. V., c. 66 


Rot exceed 

in g , 
”30 years, 5 -]a 
50 „ 5| 


j 50 years. 

i 1 year from completion of works. 
30 years. 

25 years. 

i 25 years. 

12 years. 

1 year from completion of works. 

j Ditto. 

30 years. 

1 25 years. 

85 years. 

50 years. 

50 years. 


j 50 years. 

i 

50 years. 
30 years. 
40 years. 
80 yearB. 
80 years. 


* In tlKsa cases the periods allowed vary from 15 to 50 yean, according to the object of the loan. 


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Purpose ol Loan 


1. Arterial drainage works, 


Local Loans Fond. 

Loans not secured on Local Rates. 

26 & 27 Viet., c. 88, ; 4 during progress 
28 A 29 Viet., c. 52, j of works, subse- 
37 & 38 Viet., c. 32, quently 34. 

43 A 44 Viet., c. 27 


2. Maintenance of d 
works. 

5. Railways and Tramways, 

Harbours, Docks, Canals, 

Ac. 

3a. Loans under the Harbours 
and Passing Tolls Act, 

1861. 

With collateral security 
of property. 

Without collateral 
security. 

•4. Reclamation of waste lands 
(see also Land Law Act, 

1881). 

5. Loans to Pier Authorities 
. created by Shannon Act, 

1885. 

‘6. Glebe houses, erection of, 
and purchase of land, Ac. 

7. Land improvement prelimi- 

nary expenses. 

8. Land improvement: — 

Loans to owners — 

(а) For sub-soiling, trenching, 
irrigation, embanking, 
fencing, and reclamation 
of waste lands. 

(б) For farm buildings, houses 
and offices, scutch mills, 1 
labourers’ dwellings, and ! 
planting. 

(c) For labourers’ cottages 
erected by order of Land 
Commission. 

9. National school teachers’ 

residences, erection of 
10. ^Dispensary houses, erection 
of. 

31. Non-vested schools and 
training colleges, erection 
of. 

12. Land Law Act, 1881, . 

(a) Loans to occupiers for im- 

provement of their hold - 1 

iDgs. 

(b) Loans to Companies for re- 

clamation of waste lands 1 
Ac. 

13. Housing of the working 

classes. 

(а) To Companies and pri- 

vate persons, limit- 
ing their profits. 

(б) To Companies and pri- 

vate persons not so 
limiting their profits. 

14. Loans to Congested Districts | 1 & 2 Wm. TV. & 54 A 

® oar< 3> j 55 Vic., c. 48, s. 40, 

ss. C. | 

Irish Church Fund. 
For erection of fishery piers and 1 46 A 47 Viet., c. 26 I 
harbours. 


s were sot secured od rates. 


29 A 30 Viet., c. 49, 

jl A 2 Wm. IV., c. 33, A 
Tramways Act, 1883. 


f ~ 

1 A 2 Wm. IV., c. 33, 
Shannon Act, 1885, 


33 A 34 Viet., c. 112, 

34 A 35 Viet., c. 100, 
and Expiring Laws 
Continuance Acts. 

10 Viet., c. 32, s. 15 


10 Viet., c. 32, 


10 Viet., c. 32, 

29 A 30 Viet., c. 40, 


10 Viet., c. 32, s. 7, and 
Land Law Act. 1881, 

38 A 39 Viet., c. 82, 

42 A 43 Viet., c. 25, 

47 A 48 Viet., c. 22, 


44 A 45 Viet., c. 
31. 


53 A 54 Viet., c. 70, 


35 years. Compound 
sum (Principal, with 
interest during pro- 
gress of works) re- 
payable by annuity 
of £6 10s. per cent, 
for 22 years, or £5 
per cent, for 35 
. years. 

Various periods, not 
usually exceeding 
. 12 years. 

25 years. 


51 

30 „ 

5| 

50 „ 

6 

30 „ 

6] ' 

50 „ 

5 

3 years 
pletion 

less than 3£ 

50 years. 

3J 

35 years 

- 


(about) 3£ 

22 years. 

(about) 3£ 

22 „ 

Si 

35 „ 

(about) 3fc 

22 „ 

Si 

35 „ 

Si 

35 „ 

Si 

35 „ 

(about) 3J 

22 

Si 

2° „ 

Si 

30 „ 

5} 

40 „ 

6 

30 „ 


40 „ 

5£ 

so 

31 !25 years 


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APPENDIX (I) TO EIGHTY-SIXTH REPORT OF THE [1917-1918. 

APPEND! 


Tramways and Public Companies (Irelanict, 



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APPENDIX (J) TO EIGHTY-SIXTH REPORT OF THE 
COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS IN IRELAND. 


[ 1917-1918 


RAILWAYS (IRELAND) ACT, 1896, 59 & 00 VICT., c. 34. 


(a) Lines constructed under the Act. 


Btmcrabu and Carndonagh, Co. 
Donegal 

(Worked by Londonderry and 
Lough Swilly Railway Co.) 
Length of Line — 1SJ miles 
Line opened in 1901 


Letterkenny and Burtonport, Co. 
Donegal 

(Worked by Londonderry and 
Lough Swiliy Railway Co.) 
Length of Line — 49J, miles 
Line opened in 1803 


Total 

Estimate! 

Cost 

Contribution j 
, from : 

Public Funds! 

proposed 1 
lor authorised! 

| I 

Capital 

guaranteed 

by 

County 

only 

Dividend 

cu;u';!taecd 

(by County) 

Period 

| Authorised 

Receipts 

! Expenditure 

i 

Revenue ! 

£ 

! £ ; 

£ 

„■ 


* 


£ : 

* 118,825 

98,527 i 

5,000 

4 

1901 7 

(6 months to j 
31Dec.,1901) >• 

24,825 

20,891 

4,434 


| 



1907 J 
H 08-1912 

1913 

1914 

1915 

1916 
J1917 

21,445 

4,760 

5,418 

6.00S 

6,226 

16,417 

3.330 
3,246 

3.331 
3,340 

6,028 

1,430 

2,172 

2,077 

2,886 

1,390 

1 324,059 

318,847 | 

5,000 


1903 7 

(10 months to 1 
31 Dee. 1903) f 

48,119 

37,334 

10,785 




' 

1907 J 
190S-1912 

1913 

1914 

1915 

1916 
t!917 

56,893 

12,961 

12,814 

14,064 

14.203 

44,515 

9,070 

9,070 

9,070 

9,095 

12.378 

3,891 

3,744 

4,994 

5,108 

3,911 


* Of this amount tho Working Company were to contribute a maximum sum of £15,000. The difference between the Contribution from Public 
Funds, and the total estimated cost is made up by the sum of £o,297 10«. 0d„ proceeds of the issue of £5,000 Baronial Stock, plus the £1 5,000 referred to- 
' t The difference between the contribution from Public Funds and the total estimated cost is made up by the sum of £5,212 9s. proceeds of the issue 

| of £5,000 Baronial Stock, which has been received in the Office of Public Works. The amount to be expended by that department is therefore £324,059 
H The net surplus revenue (after payment of the guaranteed dividend of 4 per cent, on £10,000) is divided between the Treasury and the 
j Working Company in equal shares. 

I 1 These accounts are subject to adjustment. 


( b ) Sligo and Belmullet Steamer Service (opened June 1st, 1899), 


Year 

Receipts 

1 

Expenditure 

Balances 

Credit 1 Debit 






; 1397-9S 

nil 

1,409 ! 


1 409 

1898-99 

nil 

S59 


859 

1899-1900 

650 

13,237 

■ - ■ 1 ! 

12,581 

1900-01 to 1909-10 

15,164 

41,262 

- : - 

26,09? 

1910-11 to 1914-15 

10.553 

17,68d 

■ - . 

7,132 

1015-16 

2,231 

4,272 

- : 

2,041 

1916-17 (to 31 May, 1910) 

923 

1,352 

1 

429 

! 1917-18 

i 

| 

1 - 

24 


Office; of Public "Works, Dublin. 


J. L. COLLINS, Accountant. 


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